Everton have been rocked by the news that centre-back Yerry Mina is set to be out injured for eight weeks, joining Ben Godfrey on the treatment table, as relayed by journalist Paul Joyce.
The Lowdown: Mina injury-prone
The Colombian joined the Blues back in 2018 but his time at the club has been frustrating, with injuries consistently holding back his development.
Mina has been limited to just 92 appearances in that four-year period, highlighting how much time he has spent on the Goodison Park treatment table.
Now, the defender looks set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines, in what is a worrying update.
The Latest: Fresh setback emerges
Taking to Twitter on Sunday night, Joyce relayed that Mina could be out of action for around two months with an ankle issue suffered against Chelsea:
“Yerry Mina out for eight weeks with ankle injury sustained on opening weekend of season, Everton manager Frank Lampard has said.”
The Verdict: English duo key now
This is an undoubted blow for Frank Lampard, given Mina’s dominant style when he is available, with the Colombia international winning an average of 2.3 aerial duels per game in the Premier League last season. With Godfrey also out for a long period, the issues are mounting.
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It is now going to be vital that English pair James Tarkowski and Conor Coady hit the ground running for Everton, following their respective summer arrivals from Burnley and Wolves.
Their experience is going to be vital in what could be a potential relegation battle, ensuring the loss of Mina isn’t as great as it could be.
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